The Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communications (BEREC) has sided with Big Tech, following campaigns to force tech giants to invest in 5G infrastructure.
GSMA and ETNO have prepared their demands as part of feedback to the European Commission which launched a consultation into the issue in February. The deadline for responses is Friday, May 19th.
The GSMA predicts that 5G will overtake LTE as the dominant mobile technology in China in 2024, and the country is also expected to be the first to reach the milestone of 1 billion next-generation connections.
More than a billion people in the world will have access to 5G networks by the end of this year, according to a report presented by GSMA at this year’s edition of the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Such data suggests that in the coming period, the deployment of 5G will be the fastest launch of a new generation network so far.